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Markets and Street Trading Assistant

  • Location

    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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  • Salary:

    £12.37 - £12.99 per hour

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    1 Month

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Our client is seeking a Markets and Street Trading Assistant on an initial 1 month contract with the possibility of an extension.

Working Hours:

37 Hours per week

Monday - Friday

Pay Rate:

£12.37 p/h

Job purpose:

To assist the Market & Street Trading Manager with the operation of Cambridge Markets comprising the six day General Market, Sunday Arts & Craft Market and All Saints Garden Market.

To assist the Market & Street Trading Manager with the operation of licensing functions and street trading consents on the public highway.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To maintain comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date records (computerised or manual as appropriate) containing data on applications, waiting lists, consultation records, licences granted, licences rejected, equality monitoring, enforcement actions and any other relevant information, for:
Street Trading pitches/Market stalls,

To assist the Market & Street Trading Manager in allocating licences for stalls and pitches, all in accordance with service standards, procedures and codes of practice.

To ensure, in conjunction with the departments central support service, the timely production (where appropriate) and dispatch of letters, conditions and licences etc, for the Markets and Street Trading Service.

To ensure, in conjunction with the departments central support service, the charges of all fees, rents, rate recharges and such other charges that may arise from time to time.

Walk the Market(s) and visit all street pitches on a regular basis to monitor all aspects of their operation, reporting any concerns back to the Market and Street Trading Manager.

To maintain adequate supplies necessary for the operation of the Market(s).

Carry out any other duties as required by the Markets and Street Trading Manager from time to time in accordance with the grading of the post.

Observe the Council's equal opportunities and racial equality policies in all aspects of employment and service provision.

Be aware of, and comply with, the Council's policies and procedures on health and safety at work by:

  • adopting safe working practices
  • reporting any accidents and/or unsafe or hazardous conditions to management

and to do everything reasonable to prevent personal injury to yourself, those you work with and members of the public.

To ensure confidentiality at all times in all matters relating to any work or communication within the section, department and the City Council.

Note: this job description may be reviewed and it should not be assumed that the content and reporting lines will remain the same indefinitely.

Skills and Experience:

Familiarity with Information Technology generally and word processing in particular.

Experience of dealing with the public, preferably in public service.

Able to work unsupervised, and communicate well, both in writing and orally.

A high level of initiative.

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